Jonas Blue’s trop-house take on the ’80s folk hit motors onto Hot Dance/Electronic Songs. Plus, dance chart action for The Chainsmokers and Justin Bieber.
Jonas Blue bolts onto Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated Jan. 30) at No. 34 with his first hit, “Fast Car.” Featuring vocals from Dakota, the track is a trop-house remake of Tracy Chapman’s modern folk classic, which hit No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 more than 27 years ago (Aug. 27, 1988).
Blue, a London-based producer, has already scored with the song internationally, reaching No. 2 on Australia Digital Songs, No. 3 on New Zealand Digital Songs, No. 7 on Luxembourg Digital Songs and No. 9 on Sweden Digital Songs. As his official Facebook page explains, Blue “had the idea to recreate one of his mother’s favourite songs that he remembered hearing on repeat as a child.”
‘ROSES’ RISES: The Chainsmokers puff their way to the top of yet another Billboard dance chart with “Roses” — this time, they’re topping Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs. The track, featuring Rozes, rises 2-1 to become their first leader on the list, having drawn 7.8 million U.S. streams (up 22 percent), according to Nielsen Music, in the tracking week.
Meanwhile, “Roses” enjoys its fourth week atop Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, its ninth week in front on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs, (71,000 sold) and its second week in the lead on Dance/Mix Show Airplay. On Dance Club Songs, “Roses” roars 45-35. The track is on the verge of the Hot 100’s top 10, as well, pushing 13-11.
BIEBER TOP 10: Justin Bieber jumps to another top 10 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay as “Love Yourself” blasts 22-10. It’s the eighth consecutive (and total) top 10 for Bieber, who spent three weeks at No. 1 this month with his prior hit, and third leader, “Sorry.” Since Bieber’s “Boyfriend” bounded 11-6 on July 7, 2012, only Calvin Harris has captured more top 10s (nine).